From 2023 most subjects will be taught on campus only with flexible options limited to a select number of postgraduate programs and individual subjects.
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There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Subject notes
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The delivery of this subject is based on lectures which are fully integrated with weekly workshops and a series of assignments allocated throughout the semester. Problem-based learning is a key feature aiming to enrich students’ appreciation of the subject contents and their engineering relevance and practical applications. A hands-on exercise is conducted in a laboratory environment to quantify various constituents of soil and classify them with hydrological and engineering implications. The subject also allows students to develop their teamwork skills by collaborating on group assignments.
Please note, Semester 1 lectures will be delivered online, which incorporate a series of multiple-choice questions to aid in learning the material. A one-hour (optional) consultation tutorial will be provided each week to give students an opportunity to ask questions regarding the online learning material.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
This subject does not require students to purchase any particular prescribed textbooks but learning material is provided online via a series of relevant web links and downloadable documents, including an online text.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Practical context and industry links are provided in the problem-based learning exercises.
Note: This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Architectural Engineering Informal specialisation Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects Informal specialisation Science Discipline subjects - new generation B-SCI Specialisation (formal) Environmental Specialisation (formal) Civil Specialisation (formal) Civil with Business Specialisation (formal) Structural Major Engineering Systems Informal specialisation Environments Discipline subjects Breadth Track Engineering and Environments
- Breadth options
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Environments
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)
- Bachelor of Music
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.
Last updated: 2 December 2023